Congressional Hearings on Toyota Recall Begin

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 24, 2010 in Defective Products

Toyota as both a brand and a company has come under fire in recent weeks given the enormous recalls initiated on several different models that the company manufactures. The main reason for the recall was a serious problem with the accelerator pedals sticking in an improper position while the vehicle was in operation. This sticking of the accelerator pedal led to sudden and sometimes uncontrollable acceleration. Such a defect clearly creates an instantly dangerous situation for any unsuspecting driver. In response to this news, Toyota recall lawyers from all over the United States have been getting involved, and today marked the beginning of Congressional hearings in regards to the Toyota recall issue.

The Reason for the Toyota Recall Congressional Hearing

Congress tends to get involved with issues that are seen as critically important to the American public at large, and the recent series of Toyota recalls would certainly qualify as such. Overall, more than 8 million vehicles have been affected by this Toyota recall, and the models affected include:

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2010 Prius
  • 2009-2010 RAV4
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 VENZA

All of these models were subject to the Toyota recall because of the sticking accelerator pedal problem except for the 2010 Prius recall. This recall was initiated because of serious problems with the braking systems on the 2010 Prius.

Initial Findings in the Toyota Recall Congressional Hearings

The first day of the hearings concerning the Toyota recall have already led to the revelation of important facts, including:

  1. Toyota officials stated that the company was growing too quickly to properly manage every model as a reason for the problems that were attached to the models affected by the Toyota recall.
  2. Congress uncovered statements in internal Toyota documents that praised Toyota for saving approximately $100 million by avoiding a more extensive and more costly Toyota recall.

More is sure to come in these Toyota recall hearings, and if you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of driving a defective Toyota, you need the help of a Toyota recall lawyer from the law firm of Phillips Law Group. The firm has decades of collective experience in helping consumers harmed by defective products, so contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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